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Implementing DNS in Microsoft Windows Server

Microsoft via edX

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Overview

DNS is an essential core pillar of all Microsoft networking infrastructure. However, incorrectly configured DNS is one of the most common causes of slow and failed logons in Microsoft environments.

In this computer science course, you will learn the core skills to quickly and easily implement DNS in your work environment.

You can take this course before or after course Implementing DHCP in Microsoft Windows Server. Both courses provide essential skills for working with networks.

Syllabus

Lesson 1: Overview of Name resolution

  • How Name Resolution works.
  • Components of a Name resolution solution
  • Install DNS
  • Client side configuration

 
Lesson 2: Configuring DNS Zones

  • DNZ Zone types
  • Creating Zones
  • DNS record Types
  • Creating records

 
Lesson 3: Configuring Name Resolution between Zones

  • Implementing Delegation
  • Configuring Forwarding
  • Configuring Conditional forwarding
  • Root Hints
  • Implementing Split DNS scenario

 
Lesson 4: DNS Integration with Active Directory

  • Active Directory Integrated Zones
  • Configuring AD Integrated zones
  • Zone replication
  • Application Partition configuration
  • Dynamic Updates

 
Lesson 5: Managing DNS

  • Delegating DNS
  • Securing DNS
  • Backing up and restoring DNS
  • Managing Event Logs
  • Troubleshooting with PowerShell
  • Troubleshooting with command line tools

​*This is a tentative syllabus and is subject to change. 

Taught by

Cynthia Staley and Eamonn Kelly

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